October 18, 2021

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Whole Event Features | Part 1 Specific Features | Part 2 Specific Features

Halloween has returned to Pokemon GO with what seems to be a larger event than the last. This year, the Pokemon GO Halloween Mischief event brings double the trouble and double the fun! Niantic seems to be splitting this year’s events into two, half for the first week of the latter half of October, and the other half of the event will take place in the week leading up to Halloween itself. So, let’s dive in and see what’s going on for Halloween this year!

Entire Event: 10/15-10/31

From Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10am local time to Sunday, October 31, at 8pm local time, the following will be available:

The Season of Mischief Story Continues

If you’ve been in app recently, you’ve seen the season of mischief story. Make sure to complete the special research story that comes with this event in order to have an encounter with Hoopa. This event also brings more wild spawning Psychic, Ghost, and Dark-type Pokemon, and some new encounters with Pokemon making their Pokemon GO Debut! The following also continue to apply during the season of mischief event:

  • Seasonal Pokemon found in the Wild
  • Seasonal Pokemon hatching from Eggs
  • Misunderstood Mischief Special Research Available
  • 3x XP for visitng PokeStops for the first time
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokeStop spins
  • Boosted damage for Trainers battling remotely in raids
  • Increased Incense effectiveness
  • Increased Incense effictiveness while walking
  • Buddy will bring you items more often
  • 2x Lure Module duration

Halloween Cup

The Halloween Cup makes its return to the GO Battle League. You can find more information on that here.

Special and Timed Research

What Lies beneath the Mask? A Special Research story will be available. We’ll be creating a raid guide for this shortly. This special research revolves around Yamask, and other timed research will be available.

Entire Event Bonuses

The following will be active during the entire event:

  • 2x Transfer Candy
  • 2x Hatch Candy
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when walking with your buddy

Lavender Town Music

Lavender town music will be playing each night during the event. You can preview that sound in a previous post we made, here.

Costumed Halloween Pokemon

Shiny Pokemon will be available to catch in Costume! Halloween Mischief Pikachu, Mischief Piplup and Mischief Drifblim will be available to catch.

Halloween PokeCoin Bundles

The following will be available during the event:

Creepy CrateBoo BundlePumpkin Pack
480 PokeCoins1,480 PokeCoins1,480 PokeCoins
50x Poke Balls
1x Remote Raid Pass
2x Super Incubator
4x Incense
16x Premium Raid Pass
8x Super Incubator
4x Incense
4x Star Piece
18x Super Incubator
2x Incubator
4x Incense
4x Star Piece

Halloween Mischief Part 1: Creepy Companions

From Friday October 15, 2021 at 10am Local Time to Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10am Local Time

Season of Mischief Special Research Story

The Special Research Story, Season of Mischief will unlock during this time. If you complete this special research, you’ll get access to an encounter with Hoopa at the end of the event.

Galarian Slowking

As predicted in our previous post, Galarian Slowking is making its debut in Pokemon GO! We anticipated raid availability, however, Galarian Slowpoke will now evolve into Galarian Slowking by having Slowpoke as your buddy and catching 30 psychic-type Pokemon. This is now a permanent change and will continue to be available after the event ends.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu*
  • Zubat*
  • Drowzee*
  • Gastly*
  • Spinarak*
  • Misdreavus*
  • Shuppet*
  • Mischief Piplup*
  • Stunky
  • Woobat*
  • Gothita
  • Yamask*

Raids

One-Star Raids

The following Pokemon will be available in one-star raids:

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Murkrow*
  • Scraggy
  • Yamask*
  • Espurr
Three-Star Raids
  • Alolan Raichu*
  • Sableye*
  • Banette
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim*
Five-Star Raids
  • Altered Forme Giratina*
Mega Raids
  • Mega Gengar*

Eggs

Here’s what you can expect to find in eggs!

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Spinarak*
  • Misdreavus*
  • Shuppet*
  • Chingling
  • Litwick
  • Glaraian Yamask
  • Golett

Field Research Encounters

You’ll encounter the following Pokemon for completing research tasks:

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu*
  • Zubat*
  • Drowzee*
  • Spinarak*
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup*
  • Woobat*
  • Gothita
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim*
  • Galarian Yamask

Pokemon GO Halloween Part 2: Ghoulish Pals

From Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10am Local Time to Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 8pm Local Time.

Here comes the second part of the Halloween event! Ghost types will appear more often, Debuts from Pumpkaboo and Phantump will take place, along with Gourgeist and Trevenant.

Season of Mischief Special Research

Part two of the special research will unlock during this time! You’ll gain access to a special event featuring Hoopa for completing this. This research will include the debut of Phantump and Pumpkaboo.

Sizing is Released for New Pokemon

Along with new pokemon making their debut, sizing will begin in Pokemon Go, where larger Pokemon will look larger in the game! You’ll see this first with Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon will be available to encounter in the wild.

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu*
  • Gastly*
  • Murkrow*
  • Misdreavus*
  • Shuppet*
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup*
  • Purrloin
  • Phantump
  • Small Size Pumpkaboo
  • Average Size Pumpkaboo
  • Haunter
  • Yamask*
  • Litwick
  • Large Size Pumpkaboo
  • Super Size Pumpkaboo

Raids

The following Pokemon will be emerging in raids during this event:

*Designates Shiny Availability

One-Star Raids
  • Murkrow*
  • Yamask*
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Phantump
  • Average Size Pumpkaboo
Three-Star Raids
  • Alolan Marrowack*
  • Banette
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim*
  • Lampent
Five-Star Raids
  • Darkrai*
Mega Raids
  • Mega Absol*

Special Raid Weekend

From Saturday, October 30 at 10am local to Sunday, October 31 at 8pm local, Mega Absol, and Darkrai will appear more frequently in raids.

Eggs

The following Pokemon will be hatching from eggs.

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Spinarak*
  • Misdreavus*
  • Shuppet*
  • Litwick
  • Phantump
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Golett

Event Field Research Encounters

The following Pokemon can be encountered by completing research tasks.

*Designates Shiny Availability

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu*
  • Gastly*
  • Spinarak*
  • Shuppet*
  • Duskull*
  • Halloween Mischief Pipulup*
  • Yamask*
  • Galarian Yamask

Wowza, that’s ALOT of information! Now’s your time for input! What are you most excited for? Drop a comment below and let us know, and if you’re not already a member, make sure to join over 180,000 others in our Discord!

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Mike has been a Server Moderator on POGORaiders since March, 2021 and has been playing Pokemon Go since July, 2016.

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